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Build A Perfect Allergy-Friendly Taco

Build A Perfect Allergy-Friendly Taco - amanda macgregor - food allergy recipes

Who's ready for Taco Tuesday? Raises hand 

Being allergic to corn made having tacos difficult at first. But after 10 years with this allergy, I learned a couple of things + the surge of grain-free brands hitting the market has really helped!

Whether you're dealing with food allergy restrictions or just looking for a fresh twist for your next Taco Tuesday night, this guide will help you build the perfect allergy-friendly taco that is free from dairy, gluten, corn, nightshades, coconut, and more!


Build your Perfect Food Allergy-Friendly Taco


Siete Grain-Free, Gluten-Free Taco Shells: The texture, the crunchiness, the savory aroma, and everything loveable about hard taco shells, but with fine-tuned ingredients (cassava, pumpkin, and avocado oil). The best part is they taste even better than what I remember corn-based taco shells tasting like, and they do not break as easily!

Otto's Naturals Cassava Flour: However, if you are more of a soft-shell taco person, Otto's Naturals has my favorite homemade grain-free cassava flour tortilla recipe you can use. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up delicious, fresh, homemade tortillas whenever you want. Grab your tortilla press (or rolling pin) and start cranking these out on your favorite pan or skillet.


Gluten-Free Wraps: If you don't have time to make homemade tortillas, you can opt for one of these gluten-free wraps.

First up is La Tortilla Factory Gluten-Free Cauliflower Tortillas. We first discovered these wraps during our trip to Banff, and now we have been buying them in bulk so we always have them at home. Made with cauliflower and cassava flour, these tortillas are clean without compromise and share the authentic taste and flexibility of a traditional flour tortilla.

Next up is Siete Frozen Almond Flour Tortilla. (If you can't tell yet, we are big fans of Siete, especially for taco night). These tortillas, made with almond flour and tapioca flour, taste like buttery flour tortillas. All you need to do is warm them for a few seconds in a skillet or a microwave. Joe and I prefer the almond flour option, but they also come in chickpea flour and cassava flour. However, it is worth noting that the cassava flour option uses coconut flour and coconut oil.

Toppings: Our toppings are pretty basic, especially since we need to keep our tacos nightshade-free and dairy-free. Since our base is usually grass-fed ground beef seasoned with salt, pepper, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and turmeric, we choose to pair it with black beans or refried beans, shredded lettuce, avocado, and "cheesy" onions.

To make our "cheesy onions" you need to thinly slice or dice onions and add to a pan with a thin layer of oil covering the bottom. Cook on medium-low heat until everything is simmering. Sprinkle Nutritional Yeast over the onions and continue cooking on the medium-low setting. If coated too thick, add one to two teaspoons to the pan to loosen up the nutritional yeast.


Margaritas: Taco night is not complete without a glass of margaritas!

When it is just the two of us, I prefer to make a homemade cocktail with lime juice, honey, and 100% agave tequila. Then I will decorate the cup with a Himalayan salt rim, lime slices, or berries and lemons.

When we are hosting a taco night, Tres Agaves Organic Margarita Mix makes it easy to create real, organic margaritas at home. The mix is made with just four ingredients: organic agave nectar, organic lime juice, pure filtered water, and Vitamin C. Simply shake this margarita mix with 100% pure agave tequila and serve in your favorite glass.


If you know of any other taco night must-haves that you think belong on this list, feel free to Contact Us! Have a happy taco night!

Hugs & Tacos,

Amanda and Joe

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